WHITEHORSE –Stacey Hassard, interim leader of the Official Opposition, issued the following statement of congratulations to Geraldine Van Bibber for her investiture into the Order of Canada on February 17th:
“On behalf of the Yukon Party I would like to congratulate Geraldine for her investiture into the Order of Canada.
“Geraldine’s long history of public service and dedication to our territory makes her a deserving member of one of our country’s highest civilian honours.
“I am extremely privileged to know her and want to thank her again for all her hard work on behalf of Yukoners over the years.”
- Geraldine received the Order of Canada for demonstrating outstanding commitment to improving the lives of Yukoners
- She has played a key role in making the territory a travel-destination by coordinating the tourism industry and broadening awareness of its unique Indigenous cultures
- She has been involved in many community organizations including the Yukoners’ Cancer Care Fund, the Yukon Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, and the Gathering of Traditions Potlatch Society
- Before being elected into the Yukon Legislative Assembly, she served as Yukon’s commissioner as well as chancellor for the Yukon College